along the journey

along the journey

a family also attempting the risky trip up the ladders along the ridge at Taktsang. The ladders dont seem to be held on by anything, and suspend over the rock wall. We saw these little kids go up before us, which gave us a lot of motivation. I just temporarily put mind out of the picture and hurried up the climb before I had a chance to doubt (Taktsang/Tigers Nest in the background) ~

the heart shines through

the heart shines through

Lama Namgey at Phajoding has a love for animals. I dont think I would feel comfortable feeding the monastery’s huge Tibetan Mastiff out of my mouth, but he does it with such ease. All the dogs love him, especially his prized small pomeranian dog Yewong (‘my darling’) who follows him around everywhere. They are looking for English teacher volunteers at the monastery, so if you are interested in spending some time atop a mountain in the Himalayas with a great group of monks, please reach out and contact them on facebook: Phajoding Monastery Project

Doors of perception, flung open

Doors of perception, flung open

I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive. –Joseph Campbell

The miraculous sunrise over a sea of clouds, spent the nite at Phajoding Monastery 3700m – oh what a way to greet the day! (Thimphu is somewhere out below the cloudy abyss to the right)